Skip to comments.Obama Tells Federal Employees He'll "Keep Working With Congress" to Reach a Deal
Posted on 10/07/2013 12:55:59 PM PDT by Nachum
In a letter sent to U.S. Government workers affected by the shutdown on October 1, President Obama told federal employees he will continue to work with Congress in order to get them back to work, thanked them for their service and blamed House Republicans for the government shutdown.
"To the dedicated and hard-working employees of the United States Government: The Federal Government is America's largest employer, with more than 2 million civilian workers and 1.4 million active duty military who serve in all 50 States and around the world. But Congress has failed to meet its responsibility to pass a budget before the fiscal year that begins today. And that means much of our Government must shut down effective today. I want you to know that I will keep working to get Congress to reopen the Government, restart vital services that the American people depend on, and allow public servants who have been sent home to return to work. At my direction, your agencies should have reached out to you by now about what a shutdown means for you and your families," Obama wrote in the statement. "This shutdown was completely preventable. It should not have happened. And the House of Representatives can end it as soon as it follows the Senate's lead, and funds your work in the United States Government without trying to attach highly controversial and partisan measures in the process."
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The only work one does with a t*rd is to flush it.
Pull the handle and send the Obamadork to his rightful destination.
“Take your time” - non-essential federal employees, enjoying their guaranteed-to-be-back-paid vacation.
“keep’ working presupposes he’s been working with them at all!!!
Send the letters to Venezuela, they need butt wipes.
I am so tired of this bag of poop. Impeach him NOW. Take Biden and Kerry with him.
what a lying sack of -——!
Don’t know what disgusts me more, a lying president or the gullible, ignorant, or willing accomplices who believe him. That includes the news media.
think about how screwed the huge numbers of hispanics that voted for him feel right now. he promised to pass amnesty. notice how that has absolutely vanished into thin air?
Mr. Obama did not say he would "Keep working WITH congress" to reach a deal.
He said: I want you to know that I will keep working to get Congress to reopen the Government...
He said nothing about working WITH anyone. In fact, I venture to say he does not know how to work WITH anyone.
I think we've isolated the problem!
Keep working with...
Bwa ha ha ha ha....
Does anyone believe this lunk any longer?
Wow. What a sociopath.
Don’t know where you’re getting your info from, all essential workers who were not furloughed and those who went back to work today, myself included, will not be receiving a paycheck until this issue is resolved. Once this is resolved we will receive back pay for the days we worked.
summoning, demanding, refusing to negotiate ...
Yeah, “working with Congress” ........ POS!
Obama just can’t stop telling lies. It is just part of his evil being.
Day 7 of the ‘War on Tourists’.
That’s the situation as of today.
Tomorrow, though? Who knows?
Please do not ever again use the words ‘Obama’ and ‘working’ in the same sentence. Thanks.
How about "Obama" and "Twerking"?
The next step Baraq takes to help end the shutdown he caused will be the first.
“Once this is resolved we will receive back pay for the days we worked.”
SeeBS says all days, including those you didn’t work: “a broad bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives passed a bill granting back pay to federal employees who have been furloughed during the shutdown.”
So either SEEBS is lying (which isn’t unlikely) or you are being disingenuous.
Sadly Barry Cades idea of working with Congress is continualy demanding that they pass a clean CR.
How can he continue what he has never attempted? yes obama, you are the bastard son of a lying marxist whore.
Keep working by not negotiating? That’s working for the “won”? What a lying turd!
Stamp your feet and hold your breath long enough and eventually some of the “negotiators” will get worried, and try to get the attention of the adults in the room.
So far, the adults, knowing how this will play out, go through the game of “chicken” until the one having the tantrum falls down in a faint on the floor.
If perhaps the exhibition went a little too far, and permanent damage results, who could tell? Not that things were being done all that well before.
Some 95% of the personal woe in this world is self-induced. The other 5% or so is because of getting in the way of somebody else’s tantrum.
I suspect that he is too lazy to do even that. He’ll simply tell someone else to do it, and then reflect upon his accomplishment.
Dont know where youre getting your info from, all essential workers who were not furloughed and those who went back to work today, myself included, will not be receiving a paycheck until this issue is resolved. Once this is resolved we will receive back pay for the days we worked.
Beyond frustrating but I can understand it, although you’d think the finance office would be told what to do.
he’s not working now.
he always does the opposite of what he says.
Ophonybama is doing what LIEberals do best: LIE!
Harry Reid blocked back pay bill unless Senate Republicans agree to help him keep Dems from voting on the other House minibils.
Yes, you have to read between the lines LOL! This is CNN after all.
And what a ‘bizzaro world’ headline! It should win a prize, like ‘The Goodspeak Award”...
Civilian military workers that Hagel called back are a different matter- I think.
Hope you all can find some certainty!
Thanks Mrssmith, I appreciate it.